[Tor-BSD] openbsd 6.0: tor running as root user

Daniel Jakots vigdis+tor at chown.me
Mon Nov 28 02:36:28 EST 2016

On Sun, 27 Nov 2016 23:55:00 +0000, Ivan Markin <twim at riseup.net> wrote:

> failure:
> > That did the trick!
> > 
> > Never had to use that option before (linux, freebsd).  
> Hmm, interesting... Has MTier changed torrc User option? It is still
> set to _tor in official OpenBSD package. I thught they should only
> provide binpatches for tor binary itself and not for configs...

They didn't. Fetch the package
(https://stable.mtier.org/updates/6.0/amd64/tor-, untar
it and look at share/examples/tor/torrc.sample.

On Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:05 +0100, failure <failure at openmailbox.org>

> I had a look in differnet files in rc.d (e. g. unbound, which runs as
> user _unbound), but couldn't find out why unbound does run as a
> non-root user but tor does. I also searched the inet for a while,
> without success.

Just to answer your curiosity, for unbound it's done at
compilation time: 


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